UAE has allowed Omani citizens to travel through the country’s land-border crossings amid certain precautionary measures, starting Nov. 16 (Monday), UAE’s state news agency, WAM, reported citing a joint statement from the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
According to the statement, citizens of the Sultanate of Oman are exempt from the requirement of prior approval to enter the country through land ports.
The move comes after the UAE developed a systematic response plan to limit the effects of COVID-19 and ensure business continuity, recovery, and restoration of growth within a record period at the directives from the country’s leadership.
Omani citizens are required to present a negative PCR test result, provided the pre-examination is from accredited laboratories in their country, and that the validity period of the test does not exceed 48 hours from the date of the test.
They are also required to conduct a COVID-19 test at the ports upon arrival and follow all preventive and precautionary measures according to the approved protocols, in addition to installing the Al Hosn application. A PCR test is obligatory on the fourth day if they have stayed for four consecutive days in the UAE.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship also noted that the quarantine procedures for visitors coming into the country are in accordance with the local procedures followed in the various emirates.
In case a person is tested at the port and the result is positive, procedures for denied entry will be applied, according to international rules and regulations.